Rhythm Ambassadors is your single, centralized source for music education, cultural awareness, community building, and entertainment for Pacific Northwest area schools, offering school assembly, artist-in-residence, and after-school programs to fit even the tightest school budgets.

What We Do

Rhythm Ambassadors’ mission is to act as cultural emissaries for students of all ages and communities by facilitating historical and cultural awareness through the language of music and dance. History and culture come alive in an environment where participants feel connected and inspired. Programs are tailored in a format that is compatible for school assemblies, artist residencies, classroom demonstrations, workshops and before or after-school activities.

Why We Do It

Music is the universal language. We all respond to music with emotion and movement. And it is precisely because music elicits such a strong response that it is the perfect medium for bringing greater cultural and historical awareness to young audiences.

What Are the Results

Our programs are designed with culturally responsive education systems in mind, and have been shown to have many positive “side effects,” including:

  • Breaking down cultural barriers;
  • Creating harmony, unity, and cooperation through team building;
  • Building confidence through improved spontaneity and innovation;
  • Opening up the musical ear and Providing a great source of entertainment and fun!

                            RHYTHM AMBASSADOR™ PROGRAMS

Arts Education Statement of Support

“The Arts are an essential part of public education. From dance and music to theatre and the visual arts, the Arts give children a unique means of expression, capturing their passions and emotions, and allowing them to explore new ideas, subject matter, and cultures. They bring us joy in every aspect of our lives.

Arts education not only enhances students’ understanding of the world around them, but it also broadens their perspective on traditional academics. The Arts give us the creativity to express ourselves, while challenging our intellect. The Arts integrate life and learning for all students, and are integral in the development of the whole person.

The Arts communicate and speak to us in ways that teach literacy and enhance our lives. We must continue to find a place for arts programs and partnerships not only for what it teaches students about art, but for what it teaches us all about the world we live in.”

Dr. Terry Bergeson, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction (November, 2001)

Powerful Learning through the Arts

As the advocacy project of award-winning, documentary filmmakers Brian Quist and Karen Hirsch and the Seattle Arts Education Consortium, Powerful Learning through the Arts speaks to the tremendous impact of arts learning – an aesthetic, dynamic body of work that invites us to take risks, think critically, trust uncertainty, imagine possibilities and persist. Arturo Rodriguez is a featured educator in this video, and appears at the 12:00 minute mark.



An accomplished musician, author, teacher, and DJ, Arturo has performed worldwide, sharing the stage with such music legends as Tito Puente, Dave Valentin, Paul Horn, Pete Escovedo, Brandi Carlile, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and many more.
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